Definitely. One of the trade goods that was tried on the American Indians was a compass. The Indians would just laugh and ask what kind of idiot would need something to tell them what direction was what? I stopped carrying a compass when I realized that the official Boy Scout compass I had pointed South... besides it seems like a crutch other than on a REALLY cloudy day...
But these are the best survival guides I ever bought:
This one is imminently practical but is very formulaic:
i.e. it will tell you a step by step process to do something. (The description this shows on here is not a correct description of the book for some reason... it's by Larry Dean Olsen with a forward by Robert Redford)
Here's another by the same author, which you may already have:
This one is more philosophical, but the wonderful thing is it shows you how to figure out how to do things:
e.g. instead of telling you step by step how to build a shelter he tells you how to figure out how to build a shelter with what you have, by telling you how he was taught to build a shelter. That is very different, but I think it's important to learn.